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7 Tips To Think Differently About Your Money And Become An Everyday Financial Superstar

One of my favorite types of articles to write is what I call “the financial feat story.”<p>As collected in the new Forbes e-book, “Money Hacks: Forbes Stories Of Superstar Savers,” which I cowrote with reporter Lauren Gensler, these are tales of people who took on and accomplished impressive, if not …

Personal Finance

Why It’s So Hard to Know How Much Retirement Savings Is Enough

Most online tools recommend having 10 times one’s salary on hand before retiring. Is that too much or just right?<p>Online financial-planning tools have a habit of spitting out terrifying numbers when people use them to figure out how much to save for retirement. Most tools, from the AARP’s to the …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

The Trouble With Marijuana Taxation

I believe that all states will legalize marijuana in the next five years. There will be several proposals this year to legalize the stuff that made Cheech and Chong famous. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Most of them use the guise of …

Cannabis

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

Royal Weddings

Former Harlem Globetrotter Bob 'Showboat' Hall dies at 87

Former Harlem Globetrotter Bob "Showboat" Hall, whose dazzling moves and comic antics made him a top showman of the internationally recognized basketball team, died Wednesday in a hospital in Grosse Pointe, Mich. He was 87.<p>The cause was cancer, said his wife, Kittie Barksdale-Hall.<p>Bob Hall was …

Mario Cuomo Remembered: Tributes Pour In for Former New York Governor

The sad announcement of Mario Cuomo’s death on Thursday spurred a wave of emotion as politicians, luminaries and admirers took to social media and …

American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

Joanne Borgella, a contestant on season 7 of <i>American Idol</i>, died on Saturday morning after battling cancer. She was 32.<p>Borgella’s family posted a …

Sugarhill Gang Rapper 'Big Bank Hank' Dies at 57

Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson of the Sugarhill Gang died early Tuesday from kidney complications due to cancer, his manager said. He was …

Jimmy Ruffin, Motown singer, dies aged 78

<b>Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, has died at the age of 78.</b><p>News of his death follows reports last month that he was seriously ill and in intensive care at a Las Vegas hospital.<p>Born in Mississippi, Ruffin moved to Detroit …

Motown Star Jimmy Ruffin Dies at 78

Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. …